Keep Delhi litter-free to ensure safe flypast: IAF

January 19th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday appealed to people in and around Delhi to avoid throwing garbage in the open as that can attract birds, posing a threat to its aircraft flying at low level during flypast on Republic Day.
“Birds pose a serious threat to aircraft flying at low levels. Eatables thrown out in the open attract birds. To ensure a safe flypast, the IAF requests the people of Delhi and its neighbourhood to keep the area clean and not throw eatables, garbage, dead animals or animal carcasses in the open,” said an official statement here.

“As part of the Republic Day celebrations Jan 26, IAF will carry out a flypast in which a total of 28 aircraft flying at heights varying from 60 metres to 500 metres above ground level will take part,” it added.

The areas where aircraft will be flying at a low level are Palam, Point North, Najafgarh drains, Tihar Jail, war cemetery and Rashtrapati Bhavan.

IAF has also asked people to inform them or the local police in case they found any carcass lying in open.

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